Friday, August 18, 2017

2017 Dodgers Sports Crate - July Edition - Corey Seager!


This is my favorite Sports Crate Dodgers box so far -- not because if features phenom shortstop Corey Seager. Rather, it's filled with stuff I can actually use... even, need. Of course, this all mitigated by the fact that this July edition of Sports Crate is almost a month too late. As you may know, they've been having fulfillment issues, so this box that should have been delivered during the last week of July didn't hit my doorstep until yesterday. Fortunately for them, I've starting to really dig the crates, and I now find myself waiting impatiently every month.

Anyway, let's take a look at this crate. Featured at the very top is the 2017 Topps Sports Crate card of Corey Seager. This is the third Dodger card so far in the set -- Clayton Kershaw and Yasmani Grandal are the others.

At right and below is a Dodger themed car sunshade -- complete with sports crate bag to hold it in. As you can see, I've already put it to good use.

Better Late Than Never -- 2017 Topps Now -- #484 -- Dodgers to 50 Wins over .500


For whatever reason I totally missed this Dodgers 2017 Topps Now card from earlier this week. So, I figured I should highlight it now -- even though it's too late to order. The card above makes note of the Dodgers reaching 50 wins over .500 since the 2004 Cardinals. Go here to check it out.

Blog Kiosk: 8/18/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


One of the premier auction houses in the world is getting into the Baseball business. Christies is currently running their "Golden Age of Baseball" auction at it includes a whole bunch of fantastic Dodger photographs; including the above 1961 spring photo of Dodger aces Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. (auction link)

There is also the below pic of the 1925 Brooklyn Dodgers during spring training. (auction link) At center are Hall of Famers Wilbert Robinson, Zach Wheat and Sazzy Vance.

Below are more links to check out:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #490 -- Yasiel Puig's Walk-Off


Here's another in a long line of Dodgers' 2017 Topps Now Walk-Off Baseball cards. This time it features Yasiel Puig -- who whacked a game-winning two-run double to left-center to win last nights game, 5-4. Go here to check it out and order.

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic - All the Dodgers Cards

The newest Topps Baseball card product has just hit stores. It is called Topps Clearly Authentic and it features cards made of acetate, instead of cardboard. As you may know, this means the cards are transparent. (I know it's hard to tell in the pics, but I promise you they are see-through) Go here for a complete checklist. There is no base set to chase after -- every card available is autographed (on-card).

Below are all of the Dodger cards available. Only the Julio Urias card comes with a redemption card. The obviously key card here is the 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax reprint autographed card. You can see that at the very bottom.

Autographs

  • #CAAU-JU Julio Urias -- redemption card
#CAAU-AT Andrew Toles

Blog Kiosk: 8/17/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


This time it's Puig.

Last night the Dodgers recorded their eighth walk-off win when trailing into the last frame of the game, and this time Yasiel Puig was the one who put in the final nail. With two on he hit a blistering liner that went to the left-centerfield wall. Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider:
“You never want to use superlatives with players, but I think that Yasiel cares as much as anyone, or more than anyone, as far as wanting to be the guy and his care and his try,” said manager Dave Roberts.
On another note, Yu Darvish exited the game after the sixth inning due to some advice from our ace. Per ESPN:
"Between innings, I talked to Kershaw, and he asked me, 'How do you feel?' '' Darvish said through an interpreter. "I told him, 'I feel something in my back,' and he said, 'We need you really bad in six weeks.' 
Photo above of Yasiel Puig via @Dodgers/ Jon SooHoo on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1982 the Dodgers and Cubs played a 17 inning game that was temporarily halted at a tie, 1-1, because of darkness (this was before Wrigley Field had lights). The next day they begin where they left off. The Dodgers would eventually win on a sacrifice fly by Dusty Baker in the 21st inning. In 1992 Dodgers hurler Kevin Gross no-hit the Giants at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. Watch the last out of the game, as called by Vin Scully, here. Per a NY Times article:
"The later it got, the more the adrenaline started pumping," Gross said. "It was just a blur when that last out was made."